Have a good opinion of others

From Aba Hurayrah Radiyallahu ‘Anh who narrated: The Messenger of Allah :saw: said: “Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales, and do not look for the others’ faults, and do not do spying on each other, and do not practice Najsh, nor be jealous of one another, and do not desert (stop talking to) one another. And O! Allah’s Worshippers – Be Brothers! [Saheeh Al-Bukhari]

The path of every Muslim is hiding others’ faults and having a good opinion of others. This is why Allah ‘Azza wa jall ordered the believers to have a good opinion of people when they hear slanders of their Muslim brothers.

Have you not heard the story of Al-Ifk? The lie which hypocrites invented against ‘Aisha, the Mother of the Believers Radiyallahu ‘Anha and from which Allah declared her free and innocent in the Quran? When it was said what was
said, Allah ‘Azza wa Jall clarified the true position which every Muslim must understand. And He subhanahu wa ta’ala said in surat Annuur:

“Why, when you heard it, did not the believing men and believing women think good of themselves [i.e. one another] and say, ‘This is an obvious falsehood’?” [An-Noor 24:12]”

So to have Husnu-Addhan is the practice of the righteous, people of understanding and wise men from among Muslims, the ones who fear their Lord and desire victory and predominance for Allah’s Deen.

It was said about Aba Ishaaq Rahimahullah that once he took off his upper-garment (‘amamah) (which was worth 20 dinaar) so to make ablution – when suddenly a thief came and stole Aba Ishaaqs garment and left an old garment instead of it. So when the Shaykh Rahimahullah finished his ablution he just took the old garment and wore it. He didn’t even notice it until he was asked about it while he was teaching.

So he replied: “It might be that the one who took it, was in need of it.”

From Zayd ibn Aslam who said: Someone entered upon Abu Dujanah Al-Ansary Radiyallahu ‘Anh while he was sick. His face was glowing like the light of the Moon, so he was asked: “Why is your face shining?”

He replied: It is because of no other deeds but two I used to hold on to:

 I would never speak of that which does not concern me, and the second is that the Muslims would be unharmed and secure in my heart.

[Siyar A’lam Annubalaa]

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